This is one of my most popular patterns. The sample was knit using Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino but you can substitue any sock yarn that knits well at this gauge.
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Cherry Tree Hill Socks
Size: Women’s small (6 ½“ foot circumference)/ and med (7 ½” foot circumference)
1 skein Cherry Tree Hill Supersock Merino(100% superwash merino; 4 oz / 420 yards).
Needles size US2 (2.75 mm) dpn
Gauge: 28 sts and 38 rows = 4” or 10 cm in st st. To save time, take time to check gauge.
DPN: double point needles
St st: stockinette stitch
k2tog: knit 2 sts together
p2tog: purl 2 sts together
Ssk: slip slip knit.
st st: stockinette stitch
Cuff and Leg:
Cast on 48/56 sts. Arrange sts evenly on 3 dpns. Join in the round, being careful not to twist sts.
Cuff—Broken Rib stitch as follows:
Rnd 1: K1 P1
Rnd 2: K
Repeat rnds 1 & 2 until piece measures 2”. Continue Leg in st st (knit every rnd) until leg is desired length.
Knit across 12/14 sts, turn work and purl across 24/28 sts. These are the heel sts. The other sts will be the instep stitches and will not be knit until later.
Work back and forth on heel sts as follows:
Row 1 (RS): *Sl 1 k1* repeat across row
Row 2 (WS): Sl, purl to end of row
Repeat rows 1 & 2 until 24 row have been worked (end on a WS row)
Row 1: Knit across 14/16 sts, ssk, k1, turn
Row 2: Sl 1, p5, p2tog, p1 turn
Row 3: Sl 1, k 6, ssk, k1, turn
Row 4: Sl 1, p 7, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 5: Sl 1, k 8, ssk, k1, turn
Row 6: Sl 1, p 9, p2tog, p1, turn
Row 7: Sl 1, k 10, ssk, k1, turn
Row 8: Sl 1, p11, p2 tog, p1 turn
Row 9: Small: Sl 1, k 12, ssk, turn
Med: Sl 1, k12, ssk, k1, turn
Row 10: Small: Sl 1, p12, p2tog. (14 sts)
Med: Sl 1, p13, p2tog, p1 turn.
Row 11: Med: Sl 1, k14, ssk, turn
Row 12: Med: Sl 1, P14, p2tog (16sts)
Knit across all heel sts and with the same dpn pick up and knit 12/14 sts along selvedge edge of heel flap (This is needle #1)
With another dpn knit across all (24/26) instep sts (This is needle #2)
With another dpn pick up and knit 12/14 sts along the other selvedge of the heel and then knit 7/8 stitches from needle #1 (This is needle #3)
The rnd now begins at the center of the heel.
Rnd 1: Needle 1: k to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2: k
Needle 3: k1, ssk, k to end
Rnd 2: knit (no decreases)
Repeat rnds 1 & 2 until 48/56 sts remain
Work even in st st until foot measures 1¾” less than desired length.
Rnd 1: Needle 1: Knit to last 3 sts, k2tog, k1
Needle 2: K1, ssk, knit to last 3 sts, k2 tog, k1
Needle 3: K1, ssk, knit to end.
Rnd 2: knit (no decreases)
Repeat rnds 1 & 2 until 24/28 sts remain, then repeat only rnd 1 until 12/12 sts remain.
Knit sts from needle1 onto needle 3. Cut yarn leaving an 18” tail. Using Kitchener st, graft remaining sts together.
Weave in loose ends. Block if desired.